Don’t rule out coming back.
We will be here in a year, should you want to come back.
I can’t believe you are leaving.
In July, I realized my fear was keeping me from my vision which I understand is my calling. By October, I realized my career was a major obstacle towards further nurturing my passion and maintaining my health and quality of life.
To me quality of life isn’t about riches, big homes, expensive gifts or A List travel, it’s about how you spend your time, how you care for yourself and maintain your health and being around people who align with you.
Today is my last day on the last feature of my career. It feels so sweet. I never thought I would say that when I started on my career path, but in recent years it was all I wanted to say. I am not sad. I am not afraid. I am ready.
My initial plan was to tell people I was leaving LA and the industry today, but I felt the need to tell people sooner. I let a handful of people know my plan in the Winter. I waited to make sure the decision would stick. After a Silent meditation, my decision deepened and has been the answer each time I meditate. Once I fully embraced this choice I started to tell the people that are the closest in my life or those who reached out to me. All are happy, some are surprised but all of them are in support of me.
I have to do this to know that I tried. I may fail, but I don’t think that will be the case.
At the end of the day, I feel that many eyes are watching me. Both via this blog and via my life. I’m not doing this for admiration or external reward. I am doing this because I care about the community and believe in my possibility to help it. I am going to work that has meaning and I am excited with what will emerge.
Love – Stephanie XO